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Jan 27, 2010 9:00pm EST
almost half a century. outside of washington in america, the voters are angry and the president knows it. there is some fury over bailouts and big bankers and big bonuses and no jobs. tonight, at the end of his first year in office, he gets to sum up the job and look at the future. as you can see, the chamber is already filling as members of the cab a net and white house staff file in. the first lady, michelle obama, is greeting her guests in the first lady's box in the gallery. for our coverage, david gregory and andrea mitchell are in the studio. chuck todd across town in the nbc washington newsroom and kelly o'donnell, among others of our reporting staff, is in the well of the house and the chamber itself tonight. she'll be reporting from there. earlier today, the white house pretty much put on a full court press briefing small groups of journalists on their message thus far and their aims going into tonight. among the gatherings, lunch, several of us attended with the president. david gregory, moderator of "meet the press" was among the guests. david, how would you sum up what you he
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Jan 24, 2010 11:30pm EST
. dionne, bbc world news america katty kay, peggy noonan and nbc news white house correspondent chuck todd. in our "meet the press" minute, january 1976, another time of economic turmoil presidential candidate senator lloyd benson offers practical advice to then president gerald ford on his upcoming state of the union address. >> we should be creating opportunity, what the people are looking for in this country is return of self confidence. >>> first, senior white house adviser jalry jarrett. welcome back to the program, to "meet the press." >> thank you. it's a pleasure to be here. >> there is news that i wanted to ask you about. osama bin dad laden has cut another video, is that his voice and is it striking that he appears ba in charge of calling the the shots on running operations for al qaeda? >> we have no independent confirmation that that is his voice but let's look at it. the fact of the matter is he is a murderer, has attacked americans and he has killedore muslims than any other group in the region. the president is committed to going after al qaeda and all of their affiliat
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Jan 12, 2010 6:00pm EST
. and from a stsunami, it could b all over the coast of central america and on into south america in venezuela, too. that happened within the hour. and it is -- spots like st. lucia is around that ring of islands. unfortunately, very, very serious earthquake. for us, we are seeing a change in the pattern. it has been another icy day. there we are. our temperature, our high temperature today made it up once again. only up into the low 30s with a lot of ice around it. that ice is not safe. 35 degrees. 11 days in a row now below 40. tomorrow, we may finally break that string. look at the morning low temperatures. pensacola has gone 11 days with the temperature of 32 or lower.ó our current temperature is 33 degrees on the way down below freezing again. look at the morning low temperatures in florida. 43 in miami. 23 in jacksonville. and there were a few records. not as many as yesterday when they were over 90 spots with record low temperatures, but, again, it's still a cool pattern. but it is beginning to break. the windchills right now, making it feel like it's in the teens. there was
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Jan 12, 2010 4:30am EST
america. while the administration expects to recover the money pumped into the financial sector, other bailouts for automakers and the insurance giant aig will likely never be repaid. >>> this morning pope benedict xvi weighed in on the issue of gay marriage suggesting it threatens the natural order of creation. addressi addressing diplomats from more than 100 nations, he talked about same-sex marriage legalization in many parts of the world. he says the issue threatens to undermine the differences between the sexes in fighting discrimination and warned that freedom "cannot be absolute and must correspond to the structure willed by god." >>> capping more than a decade of denials, a teary eyed mark mcgwire admitted to what the whole world suspected, performance enhancing drugs helped catapult him to home run hero. it comes five years after his testimony on capitol hl where he evaded questions about whether he took performance enhancers. now in what some are calling an interview scripted by major league baseball, mcgwire admitted to using the drugs during his 1998 race to break the singl
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Jan 2, 2010 6:30pm EST
others want to know why america's intelligence agencies failed to share that information with each other. today president obama revealed for the first time what many had suspected since the attempted bombing on christmas day, al qaeda was behind it. >> it appears that he joined an affiliate of al qaeda and that this group, al qaeda in the arabian peninsula, trained him, equipped him with those explosives and directed him to attack that plane headed for america. >> reporter: the president says that the suspect, umar abdulmutallab, made his al qaeda contacts and received his training in yemen, a country wracked by poverty and an ongoing civil war. now fertile ground for extremists driven from strongholds in afghanistan and elsewhere. >> there's really basically a de facto safe haven for islamic terrorists and the yemeni government is almost powerless to stop them from operating. >> reporter: after getting initial reports earlier this week, mr. obama has called a face-to-face meeting with top officials set for tuesday at the white house. among the attendees, director of national intel
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Jan 15, 2010 4:30am EST
news early today in america. >>> connecticut researchers are using the latest technology to unlock the secrets of a 4,000-year-old mummy. tests done yesterday revealed the body they thought was a male priest was actually a woman in her 30s. scientists are working to determine her background and cause of death. >>> a washington state man may face charges of illegal possession after officials found four-foot alligator and 40 snakes in his home. animal control officers seized the snakes, most of which were poisonous. they have the daunting test of finding homes for nonvenue on manious snakes. >>> in three days they created this guy, luigi. a comb for a nose and bricks for its mouth. while the family h a history of making mammoth snowmen this broke their previous record by four feet. >>> now for a look at your national and regional weather, here's nbc meteorologist bill karins with your weather channel forecast. your forecast being put to good use there. >> very much. i thought super mario was luigi. >> he wasn't wearing his little jumper. >> suspenders. people in nebraska have had a r
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Jan 29, 2010 12:35am EST
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Jan 2, 2010 5:30am EST
competed on nbc's "america's got talent." performing with the local d.c. act, the diva league, the group was featured on the august 4th live broadcast. they didn't make it past that round, but that moment under the lights was unforgettable. >> it's an awe experience. i remember when they were rolling our b rotate, it was almost made me cry a little bit. >> brown says shows like america's got talent are shining a new spotlight on the performing arts. he believes that's one reason his classes are more popular than ever. however you choose to exercise, you got to do it the right way to avoid injury. the american academy of orthopedic surgeons has advice on how to stay healthy and get the most from your workouts. first, balance, that means incorporate rating cardio, strength, and flexibility exercise into your routine, variety, mix it up every week tween machines and classes and other activities. repetitive stress can lead to injury. also proper form, equipment, and attire, like helmets for biking and good shoes for running are also key. and you need to fuel your body. meaning, meaning you h
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Jan 16, 2010 6:00pm EST
down to the latin america and caribbeans for continuing promise 2009, which is a u.s. southern command mission. that was this past summer. haiti was one of the countries they visited during that trip. >> we know haiti. we are very familiar with haiti. we are ready and able to provide the support our friends in haiti need. >> reporter: in baltimore, derrick ward, news4. >>> president oba has enlisted the help of two former presidents to help haiti quake survivors. george w. bush and bill clinton were in t rose garden today with president obama to talk about fund-raising efforts. all three men are urging americans to give. >> i join president obama in expressing my sympathy for the people of haiti. i commend the president for his swift and timely response to the disaster. >> it is still one of the most remarkable unique places i have ever been. they canscape their history and build a better future if we do our part. >> reporter: so much help is needed in haiti. the best thing you can do is make a donation. we have several links to several safeways to make donations to reliable charities,
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Jan 18, 2010 4:30am EST
today" in america. >>> a brawl broke out between two women's college basketball teams in washington, d.c. the melee happened as georgetown and louisville were warming up. a georgetown player reportedly tripped a louisville player who was running laps, sparking a scuffle which had athletes trading punches. since it happened an hour before the game, no penalties were assessed. georgetown went on to win. >>> food and supplies were lacked onto a luxury cruiseliner but not for vacationers. they are using ships to transport it there. 80 pal ets supplies were loaded onto the cruise ship bound for the earthquake-torn country. >>> the main attraction at a sportsman's show in minnesota wasn't large but made quite a splash. twiggy, the water skiing squirrel, showed off her amazing aquatic skills, wearing a tiny little life preserver. the adorable animal expertly displayed her unique talent. that's always video that makes you smile. >>> now for a look at your national and regional weather, here's nbc meteorologist bi karins with your weather channel forecast. twiggy never gets old. >> can she swim?
NBC
Jan 13, 2010 4:30am EST
. >>> and now here's a look at some other stories making news "early today" in america. >>> the los angeles police department is asking for the public's help to identify a suspect responsible for a hit and run accident that severely injured two girls. newly release surveillance video shows the driver striking a 14-year-old girl and her 3-year-old niece as they were crossing a street. officers believe the driver is female is and her white sedan may have damage to the front headlights. >>> in indiana, the search continues for ape man who tried to rob a woman's purse in broad daylight. security video captured the suspect engage anything tug of war with the victim who fell to the floor but would not give up. although the would-be robber left empty handed, police caution it's always best let go of your belongings in those situations. >>> back in los angeles, a driver is in custody after leading police on a dangerous high-speed chase during rush hour. when the man wouldn't pull over, police spun his vehicle out of control. the suspect was arrested shortly afterward without further incident. >>> a
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Jan 19, 2010 4:30am EST
growing better. he says it will be a brighter future, that people, especially in america, will be committed to the cause rebuilding and helping haiti through this ordeal in the short term and in the long term. that's it from port-au-prince. we'll send it back to you now, lynn. >> lester, thank you so much. >>> with an untold number of haitian children orphaned in that disaster, the u.s. government has announced it will temporarily allow some of those kids into the u.s. to receive medical treatment. homeland security secretary janet napolitano says the u.s. will also take in children that have been previously identified as eligible for adoption by american parents. among those are 53 children who arrived in the u.s. early this morning as part of a mission organized by pennsylvania governor ed rendell. >>> well, in what suddenly has become a crucial test not only for democrats, but for president obama himself, today voters in massachusetts head to the polls for an election viewed by many as a referendum on the president's policies. just weeks ago, democrat martha coakley was cruisin
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Jan 25, 2010 7:00pm EST
to america. brian? >> ron allen in port-au-prince tonight, starting us off. >>> perhaps you're among the millions who watched and donated during friday night's network all-star telethon for haiti. the broadcast raised $58 million and counting, that's a record for any single cause. people are sending a lot through a lot of different charities. but how to keep track of it all. that story tonight from lisa myers. >> why should we give more? reporter: the outpouring is unprecedented. $400 million raised at fund-raisers big and small, from the star-studded celebrity telethon to this effort in south carolina, which collected 100,000 shoes. how can you be sure your money goes where it will do the most? >> you want to find an organization that's got a real track record and proven their effectiveness in the country. >> reporter: ken berger says for this disaster, it's important to give to charities with proven expertise in disaster relief or experience in haiti. >> this is life and death, so every second counts and you want quality organizations with a real track record and high ethical
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Jan 21, 2010 7:00pm EST
negatively. stock prices for bank of america, jm morgan chase and goldman sachs and others fell sharply. >> it feels like they rushed this announcement a little bit. the devil will be in the details of what they mean by the prohibitions on the banks. >> reporter: the president unveiled his plan on the day massachusetts senator-elect scott brown made his triumphant debut on capitol hill, after using populist themes to win what had been a sure democratic seat. aides say the plan, brain child of former federal reserve chair paul volcker had been in the works for months. >> those were in the planning before there ever was an election in massachusetts. >> reporter: today's action by the president actually was done over the objections of two of his key economic advisors, treasury secretary tim geithner and chief economic advisor larry summers. they argued against doing this, saying it would be too tough on the banks. the president vetoed them, the populist rhetoric winning the day over those that had been criticized for being too close to wall street. >> chuck todd starting us off there tonig
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Jan 30, 2010 7:30pm EST
america's aquatic treasures. it is important to understand the marine creatures because their habitats are being destroyed by us. like this exotic lion fish, an invasive species, murder on a native habitat. it found its way to our waters because people with home aquariums started dumping the fish when it got too big. in addition to the animals the aquarium highlights the saving of the coral reefs. >> some of these coral head cans take 40 to 50 years to grow. it takes one anchor to kill them permanently. >> reporter: it is not as grand as our sister in baltimore, but come on your lunch hour or when you are spiriting visitors, it is one block down on the mall. like taking a dip on a hot summer day you are going to want to flow through this one. don't be in a hurry. >> our leader is telling us to hurry. >> we have to go get on the bus. >> did you enjoy it? >> we loved it. yes. >> that looks pretty cool. again, d.c.'s national aquarium is in the basement of the commerce department on 14th and constitution. go to nationalaquarium.org. that's it. thanks for joining us. have a fantas
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Jan 2, 2010 11:00pm EST
u.s. defenses and likely try again to launch an attack on american soil. america's top general in that region david petraeus is in yemen talking with local officials about the fight against al qaeda. >>> still ahead on this broadcast tonight -- >> estimated a true honor. i'll stop my [ bleep ]. >> he is saying he stalks his prey. those are the words that helped lead to a deadly shootout in virginia. cops said they had to shoot a teenager who stole a police car and taunted them on their own radio. >>> on thin ice. how one dog got in a tough spot. >>> new revelations about tiger's wife and kids and what they have all been doing since all of those women came forward. >>> hey, here is one way not to kick off the new year. two revellers in san francisco thought it would be a good idea to park their truck in the middle of the highway. they had to wake up the driver who was able to walk out. that guy was not as you can see there. the passenger, so out of it he had to be dragged then carried to the police cruiser. both men were arrested. >>> a virginia teenager led police on a high-speed chase
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Jan 20, 2010 6:00pm EST
. >> reporter: the gop's calling his election a clear message from america on several issues. >> they don't want this health care bill. it's pretty darn clear. >> reporter: president obama is urging lawmakers to focus on areas where they agree. >> there are a nber of different ways to do this. >> we heard, we will heed, we will move forward with their considerations in mind. but we will move forward. >> reporter: harry reid says they'll wait to vote on health care until brown is sworn in after republicans and the president warned against a big rush. >> you may have more votes than we do, but if you do it all by yourself, the public probably isn't going to buy it. >> reporter: nbc's latest poll seems to support that. a majority of americans oppose the president's health reform plan, calling it the most negative thing about his first year. but guess what. americans are not as concerned about health care as they are about other things, at least according to our nbc poll. health care ranked fourth among americans' concerns after jobs, terrorism, and the deficit. live from capitol
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Jan 28, 2010 7:00pm EST
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Jan 26, 2010 7:00pm EST
>>> on our broadcast tonight, america the angry, but where do people place the blame? tonight we debut our new poll numbers on the eve of the president's big speech. >>> walking away. why so many americans are doing what used to be unthinkable, sing their homes on purpose. >>> getting out. the massxodus from haiti. >>> making a difference, the compassionate story of americans and an amazing ending to a story to tell you about. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. we are going to begin tonight with a story that broke late in the day. it's a bombshell for the auto industry. as we've reported, toyota has been in the middle of a massive recall of several lines of cars because of a defect that may cause accelerators to stick. well, tonight the giant automaker has announced they will stop selling all the cars affected, and temporarily shut down production of some of the most popular vehicles in this country. tom costello has been covering this story. starts us off tonight from our washington newsroom. tom, good evening. >> reporter:
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Jan 17, 2010 6:30pm EST
homecoming children who survived the quake begin a new life in america. captions paid for by nbc-univerl television >>> good evening, everyone. the cloud of despair that has hung over this city since last tuesday has been pierced today by several moments of joy. in fact, in the last 24 hours there have been several cases of what many of us refer to as miracles, people taken, found from beneath the rubble alive and receiving treatment tonight. the question of how many people have died here continues to be bandied about. we've heard all kinds of numbers. the prime minister offering the latest estimate of perhaps 100,000 dead. but i have to ask how can he or anyone know? after what i witnessed today from aboard a u.s. coast guard helicopter. i was invited up for a tour of this area, of the devastation. i thought i had a perspective for how bad it was from here on the ground. in the air i realized i had no idea and perhaps we can't able -- won't be able to convey how bad it is from the sky as we see the collapsed buildings that go on as far as you can see across the horizon. we may never kno
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Jan 24, 2010 6:30pm EST
victims of america's distracted driving epidemic. 9-year-old erica forney of colorado run over by a driver on a cell phone. >> the neurosurgeon came and told us that there was nothing they could do. >> reporter: 12-year-old joe teter of michigan killed by a driver on a cell phone who slammed into the car joe's mother was driving. >> i hope no mother has to ever watch her son die so pointlessly. for a phone call. somebody was making a phone call. >> reporter: and 16-year-old katie reynolds of omaha. >> i would have enjoyed being at her wedding, holding my grandchild. >> reporter: now new findings from the national safety council estimate 1.6 million accidents, or 28% of all crashes in 2008, were attributable to cell phones, both handheld and hands-free, and texting while driving. 6,000 deaths, half a million injuries. now, 30 years after mothers against drunk driving began a public crusade to save lives, the loved ones of those killed by distracted drivers have launched focus driven, a crusade against all distracted driving. jennifer smith's mother was killed by a driver on a cell ph
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Jan 24, 2010 7:00pm EST
happen to health care reform in america? this past week's election in massachusetts has forced the president, the congress, and the country to take another hard look at what's broken and what's not. if you think you don't have to worry because you have health insurance, think again. tonight an intimate picture of families who all had insurance and assumed they'd be covered when an emergency hit. rns out the battles they faced are a lesson to us all. >> how we doing? >> narrator: pat gannon is fighting a war on two fronts. >> let's get that leg and try it just a little bit right now. >> narrator: one is the daily struggle against his son patrick jr.'s debilitating illness. >> doing well. >> narrator: the other is a frustrating battle to get him the care his family says he needs. hi. this is pat gannon. >> i don't want to miss this therapy. we're overwhelmed with fighting with the insurance companies. i'm so confused. a lot of it is calling people who are in the business of saying no. we don't want anything we don't have coming. we don't want anything that he hasn't worked for his wh
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Jan 30, 2010 7:00am EST
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Jan 3, 2010 6:00am EST
arabian peninsula, trained him and directed him to attack that plane headed for america. >> reporter: the president said the suspect, umar farouk abdulmutallab made his al qaeda contact and received his training in yemen a country racked by poverty and ongoing civil war. now fertile ground for extremists driven from strong holds in afghanistan and elsewhere. >> basically a de facto safe haven for islamic terrorist, and the yemeni government is almost powerless to stop them. >> reporter: after getting initial reports earlier this week, mr. obama has called a face to face meeting with top officials set for tuesday. among the attendee, direct of national intelligence, homeland security secretary as well as leaders of the tsa and the national counterterrorism center all formed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks and all created to avoid just the kind of human and systemic failures that almost led to a christmas catastrophe in the skies over detroit. >> they all should be in the hot seat. i think there should be some action to correct this. there was a lac of accountability in the system. >>
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Jan 4, 2010 12:00am EST
, and directed him to attack that plane headed for america. >> we are joined now live by the president's top counterterrorism adviser john brennan. welcome to "meet the press." >> thank you, david. >> this president's directive to close the embassies because of specific intelligence that an attack is coming? >> yes, there are indication that's al qaeda is planning to carry out an attack in the capital of yemen. i spoke to our ambassador down there. both the british and u.s. embassies have closed to give the yemeni government a chance to thwart that threat and the plans that are afoot right now. >> a threat against our embassy? >> we know they've been targeting our embassy or embassy personnel, and we want to do everything possible to safeguard our diplomats and others that are down there. that was the prudent step to take. >> the president talking about al qaeda in yemen. is yemen a new front in this battle against al qaeda? >> no, it's not a new front. we've known about it for quite some time. from the very first day of this administration, and even the last administration,
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Jan 13, 2010 4:00pm EST
returned to baltimore from a four-month mission to latin america and the caribbean back in august. the primary mission for the ship this time is to provide a mobile flexible and rapidly responsive medical assistance effort. no word on how long the comfort will be located in haiti. >>> there were two americans trapped in the rubble. one of them is the wife of a former nbc4 intern who was traveling about 100 miles from port-au-prince when the quake struck. jillian thorpe is working in haiti as a missionary. her husband, frank thorpe, told the "today" what he found when he arrived on the scene. >> we came here as soon as we could. we got here. my wife and also one other person were trapped. we were really lucky because there's a staff that works here, a haitian staff. and they had already started to -- they dug a hole through the concrete ceiling of this house where they were caught and we went in and i pulled her out. it took us -- it took them hours and hours. she was in there for ten hours. it took them hours to get her out. jillian is doing okay. she has a -- some major bruises and sh
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Jan 21, 2010 4:00pm EST
bank of america account. sarah league knows angela got duped. she owns a real mystery shopping company that she runs out of her home. >> it's not going to just hand you a cck and say here's your money. do with it what you want. >> reporter: she says mystery shopping companies don't reach out to individuals. you approach them and have to go through on interview process. >> they will say you're allowed to spend up to this amount of money on these specific proje products. we'll reimburse you with a paid receipt and pay you an additional fee of and they set the dollar amount for your report. >> reporter: all of that is spelled out in the contract you'll sign. if you really want to get into the biz, pick up the mystery shopper's manual by kathy stucker who had 20-plus years in the industry. but don't expect to make tons of money doing this very detailed work. >> sometimes it's zero dollars. i'd say on average to maybe 20 or $30. >> reporter: angela never got to be a mystery shopper. she did get a big adache. her bank discovered the check she deposited was a fake and closed her account. >> t
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Jan 5, 2010 12:35am EST
and 10 minutes was every other man in america. [ laughter ] this is incredible, dubai opened the world's tallest skyscraper today, at 2,640 feet tall. when asked how many elevators, the guy who built it was like, "oh, crap! elevators! i can't believe it! [ laughter ] i have to make a checklist next time! what is this?" and finally, a man in italy said he stole candy from a store last week so that he could spend new year's eve in jail instead of with his wife and her family. [ laughter ] the judge called it a shameful, embarrassing -- actually pretty brilliant plan. [ laughter ] ladies and gentlemen, we have a great show tonight. give it up for the roots! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: that's what i'm talking about right there! we're thrilled tonight to have rahzel sitting in with the roots right there! [ cheers and applause ] you were a member of the group from '95 to '99. then you went on to work with everyone from ben harper to bjork. >> yep. >> jimmy: how was work with bjork? ♪ [ beatboxes ] [ laughter ] that was our other choice for house band
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Jan 26, 2010 5:00pm EST
now filled with live animals ready to inspire you. about the wonders of america's marine life and what you can do to save it. there's a lot of excitement about the new and improved national aquarium in the commerce department basement. the old plastic fish and stale exhibits have been replaced by live animals. you'll find sharks, caribbean wonders, and my personal favorite, this little guy putting on a show for the thousands of visitors who are starting to rediscover this gem just a block off the national mall. >> we were ratty around the edges. we came in with a partnership and really infused a lot of money. >> reporter: the national aquarium in d.c. has renovated 55 of its 65 exhibits and unlike its sister aquarium in baltimore, the d.c. space focuses on america's aquatic treasures. it's important to understand our marine creatures because their habitats are being destroyed by us with our pollution and our other people-driven problems. like this exotic lion fish. it's got a voracious appetite. it's murder on a native habitat. it found it way to our waters because people with home aqu
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Jan 22, 2010 4:00pm EST
forcing him to return to america. the 76-year-old film director's legal team says he should be sentenced to time served after pleading guilty to having sex with a 13-year-old girl back in the late '70s. prosecutors insist that he appear in a los angeles courtroom. polanski spent 60 days in a swiss jail and is currently under house arrest in his luxurious vacation home there. >>> just ahead, at the click of a mouse -- >> wait until you see the new tool that's being used by folks aboard the international space station. theastinates. >>> plus, it captivated the eyes of millions. now this piece of history could be your piece. >>> and simple tips you can use to help save you a little extra cash. >>> astronauts are now staying connected to planet earth in a whole new way. they just got internet access. they asked twitter followers to ask them questions. >>> thain got time on their hands if they're tweeting, right? >> nothing but time. >> let's get the word on the weekend weather. veronica, we've got more changes coming in, but tomorrow is looking like the better half, right? >> i'm t
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Jan 5, 2010 6:00pm EST
can see this cold encompassing much of north america. i'll join you in a few minutes. >> thank you, bob. >>> for the first time since he was fired as the redskins head coach, jim zorn spoke out today. >> we're still trying to figure out if we have a new coach yet. >> jim zorn is moving on. he knows that he will be a better head coach somewhere else because of his time with the redskins and he hopes that the organization has gained something from his tenure. today is the day where things get serious as far as contract talks. i am told mike shanahan discussed terms of a contract yesterday but things would get heated this afternoon. as of now, there is no deal completed. his agent joined him this morning at dan snyder's potomac home. the two-time super bowl-winning head coach showed up yesterday. he arrived around 3:00 at dulles. he was joined by his wife, peggy, and the two were taken by limousine to dan snyder's home where i'm told they did discuss terms of a contract into the evening. the parties expected to get into more serious talks this morning and this morning his agent flew i
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Jan 4, 2010 4:00pm EST
keep terrorists from yemen and 11 other nations off planes headed to america. >> napolitano says the frisking of some foreign passengers will continue, while her tsa and the cia and others try to figure out why a suspected terrorist who the government knew got on a plane with a bomb. i'm steve handlesman, news. jim? >> thank you. >> the tsa continues. investigating this weekend's security breach, a man entered one of the terminals by going through an exit lane and bypassing security. the terminal was evacuated and searched. travelers had to wait until the search was over, then everyone was screened again. the man was never found, but tsa official says he was spotted on surveillance tape leaving the airport 20 minutes after the incident. >> the five local men being held in pakistan say they are not terrorists. they were held on tightecurity nearly a month after they were arrested in east pakistan. one said their aim was to go to afghanistan to help fellow muslims but he denied having any links to al qaeda and denied any plans to carry out terrorist attacks in pakistan. the pakistani p
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Jan 7, 2010 11:00pm EST
america as our country, not a small band intent on killing american men, women and children. >> tough talk from the president who scolded intelligence agencies. ultimately, the president took responsibility for what he deemed as systemic failure. here is steve handelsman. >> reporter: president obama summed up today's report on the christmas attack, a report aides called shocking. >> we can't sit on information that will protect the american people. >> reporter: but agencies did sit on information before umar farouk abdulmutallab struck. the state department warned about a nigerian by name, but the national counterterrorism center and others failed to put him on a no-fly list. >> we need to apply clear lines of responsibility. >> no one intelligence entity or team or task force was assigned for doing that follow-up investigation. intelligence fell through the cracks. >> reporter: terrorists that don't get listed have to get stopped by better technology at the airport. mr. obama is firing no one in the wake of the christmas failures. >> i am less interested in passing out blame than i
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Jan 17, 2010 6:00pm EST
of a more personal nature. >> we're, america, greatest country in the world. if we can help, you know, then everybody will follow. >> reporter: it's encouraging to see this sort of support for haiti in these days initially after the earthquake. what authorities are hoping is that this sort of interest can be kept up because the job in haiti is far in done. in fact, it's just begun. haiti's yes, ma'am to the u.s. calls for a marshall plan for haiti. >> we have to stop the looting right away. not in the same way as before. >> reporter: derrick ward, news4. >>> the greater washington haiti relief committee organized the aids drive at the embassy today and the group will be among the responders of teams of doctors and other professionals headed to haiti in the coming days to get the donations to those that need them. >>> washington's party crashers hosting their own party in sin city, no less. >>> and back here, a rainy, dreary sunday. what's the work week look >>> maryland healthÑi officials put out an urgent warning for anyone who may have come into contact with a rabid cat. the h
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Jan 10, 2010 10:00am EST
reminded the country this week that enemies of america are still very much a threat. >> we are at war. we are at war against al qaeda. a far-reaching network of violence and hatred that attacked us on 9-11, that killed nearly 3,000 innocent people, and that is plotting to strike us again. chris: today we examine that threat with these four reporters who cover national security. we'll look at how al qaeda threatens us abroad as that new year's attack on our c.i.a. headquarters in afghanistan so tragically showe but first let's look at the threat of the next al qaeda attack here at home. david, if you're in charge of intelligence in this country and looking out at the world, what's the threat coming here? >> the threat is that this is a resourceful, adaptable enemy that learns from us. they study us. so if we start to block one avenue of entry, one kind of weapon, they turn to another. they come a us in different faces from the ones we're expecting. i'll give you an example. the early al qaeda attacks obviously involve people from south asia. afghans, arabs, coming at us. and so we
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Jan 24, 2010 11:00pm EST
chance to redefine his position to america. he delivers his first state of the union address. already the president has had tough battles. last week his health care initiative was dealt a major blow and democrats lost the senate seat formerly held by ted kennedy in massachusetts. white house officials say one of the speech's main themes will send to get americans back to work. >> what you'll hear from the president is the same thing you heard from him over the past several years and that is that for far too long, people in this country felt like washington was about the special interest and not about them. >> you can watch the state of the union address live on wednesday at 8:00. >>> this time there's a legitimate excuse for missing jury duty. the white house says president obama's name popped up on a jury duty list in cook county, illinois, friday. the white house is notified the court that the president will not be able to serve on a jury, according to the chicago "sun times," theummons contained the president's chicago address. and was for a jury trial set to start tomorro
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Jan 7, 2010 4:30am EST
. >>> now here's a look at some other stories making news "early today" in america. >>> one unhappy fast food patron in missouri did what we've all felt like doing at some point but actually would never do. she took her anger out on the mcdonald's staff after her order was messed up. heaving a bucket of mop water at employees and trashing the restaurant. the manager estimates $3,000 worth of damage. >>> in rhode island, a new year's day shooting was captured on tape. the suspect rang every buzzer in his ex-girlfriend's apartment building until someone let him in. when the current boyfriend answereded the door, he pulled a gun and fired shots. he was hit three times but survived. >>> the unusually cold florida weather has forced manatees to find warmer waters. while sea cows can grow to 1,500 pounds, the bulber that helps keep them warm is only around an inch thick. >>> sea turtles in north carolina are also feeling the chill. volunteers are scrambling to save turtles stunned by the icy water and rendered motionless. the stunned sea turtles must be rehabilitated in warm water. after they
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Jan 24, 2010 12:00pm EST
hike! >> uh, no comment. hey, listen, thanks for joining us for "america this week." we'll leave you today with a little squirrel with a special talent. his name is twiggy. he's the water-skiing squirrel and he's at it this women from the jesus divine world in hunting ton, maryland, are home safe and sound but many are still very shaken up. and have very painful memories that will stay with them forever. we have their miraculous story. >> complete devastation. like a war. happened there. different kind of war. >> reporter: clutching her rosary beads, she painfully remember it is nightmare she endured in haiti. one of ten missionaries who went to the country last friday to help take care of children. the church made this trip to the missionaries of charity twice before but on tuesday, the third visit went terribly wrong. >> the earth started to shake. the barbed wire and safety and security for the compound started to crumble. >> reporter: located in pournele, cortez says the damaged building became a safe haven. >> the hospital collapsed and so there was really no place for the h
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Jan 5, 2010 11:00pm EST
story about america's re-entry into the space program after the "challenger" explosion. it was addressed to the former home owner who was since moved on. no word from t post office why it arrived so late. >> we have a second. i need to know if there is any truth to the reports that rigo was at that dinner tonight? >> john riggins was not at the dinner. we'll have live coverage tomorrow. >> 2:00. >> that's our broadcast.
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Dec 31, 2009 7:00pm EST
. maybe i think of it that way more than art. >> reporter: along the way, transforming america one bridge at a time. tom costello, nbc news, princeton, new jersey. >>> if you've ever visited new york or lived here, maybe you've been to one of the city's most famous restaurants, tavern on the green in central park. the glittery, glass-enclosed space that kept the christmas lights on year round is serving its last meal tonight. just last year it was the second highest-grossing eatery in the country, but business faded and the owners filed for bankruptcy this summer. what is left will be auctioned off next month from stained-glass windows to chandeliers. ndows cking in the new year. chandeliers. >>> rocking in the new year. prilosec otc. knock heartburn... into a whole new zip code. 24/7. satisfaction guaranteed. thataboy. [ male announcer ] prilosec otc. heartburn gone. power on. prilosec otc. dominates heartburn. 24/7. including the eight hours you spend with your eyes closed. prilosec otc. heartburn gone. power on. it all starts with havinglocks more hotels to choose from.. that's why i b
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Jan 20, 2010 4:30am EST
you so much. >>> now here's a look at some other stories making news "early today" in america. >>> police in los angel are looking for a suspect who held a cashier at gunpoint. a surveillance camera captured the robber holding a rifle in the face of a 7-eleven employees. he continuously shouts open it. but the cashier is not able to open either register. the gunman eventually fled empty handed. >>> a woman found dead in a mobile home after a massive tree toppled on her california rv park. heavy wind and rain caused the eucalyptus tree to come crashing down on the victim's trailer. the massive tree was measured ten feet in diameter. >>> also in california, a flight instructor and his student are lucky to be alive after crashing into a mountain. their plane reportedly went down after a strong wind gust and hit a peak in joshua tree national park. rescuers found the plane upsideown hours after the crash. >>> and in baltimore, a mysterious ritual surrounding edgar allan poe's grave appears to be never more. for the last 60 years a cloaked figure has left roses and a bottle of cogn
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Jan 14, 2010 7:00am EST
obama pledged the full support of the united states. >> haitians are our neighbors in the americas and here at home, so we have to be there for them in their hour of need. >> reporter: the "uss carl vincent" will be a base at sea to provide communications and supplies like fresh water. many have taken to the internet to show support. less than 24 hours after the quake, a text message campaign has raised more than $1 million for the red cross. and that help i soarly needed, as we've just said. in fact, still now, there are stories emerging of people still waiting for medical care. currently, most of the hospitals are down, and so people are in clinics, basically out on the street, triage clinics, people are coming to these clinics asking for help, but there are a lot of people, matt and meredith, who are not still now getting the medical care they need after this devastating earthquake. now back to you. >> and we're hearing there are no medical supplies to be had. let's brg in brian williams, who is there at the airport along with ann and al. brian, good morning to you. >> reporter: mer
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Jan 2, 2010 12:35am EST
that the guy in the apple store in america was condescending. [ light laughter ] [ in a french/german accent ] "have you tried pressing the on button, you imbecile?" [ laughter ] he's french and german. how is that french accent? >> steve: great! [ laughter ] 110! >> jimmy: you're the best. this is bizarre. a man in pennsylvania was able to identify the guy who mugged him after looking through his old yearbook, because they were classmates in high school. [ laughter ] he said he was easy to find, because the guy signed his yearbook, "have a good summer. some day, i'm gonna mug you." [ light laughter ] and finally, congressman john boehner told a crowd of protesters yesterday that the new health care bill is the greatest threat to freedom he has ever seen. and the taliban was like, "uh, hello? what?" [ light laughter ] ladies and gentlemen, we have a great show tonight. give it up for the roots! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: that is what i am talking about! dj jazzy jeff! [ cheers and applause ] dj jazzy jeff is in the house. i love it
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Jan 22, 2010 12:35am EST
blackberry curve, america's favorite smartphone, now even smarter. and rose is getting updated on her sleek and slim palm pixi. once again, bringing you the nation's best lineup of phones and its first and only wireless 4g network. deaf, hard-of-hearing and people with speech disabilities, access www.sprintrelay.com. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: oh, i love it. thank you, guys. it sounded great. our first guest is an oscar-nominated actress, and grammy award-winning performer. her latest film "valentine's day" opens february 12th. ladies and gentlemen, please welcome queen latifah. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: oh, my gosh. thanks for coming back. >> what are you singing? >> jimmy: i know -- ♪ [ high-pitched singing ] >> that's wrong, that's wrong! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: imagine how nuts -- that must havmade you crazy doing that. >> it was hilarious. i couldn't stop laughing. >> jimmy: oh, we had so much fun. thanks for coming back on. >> i know, it's always so fun to be here. >> jimmy: i know, i know, i love seeing you. [ laught ] i know. you do this all
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Jan 26, 2010 5:00am EST
. every family in america is having do that today and cutting our own budget. >> reporter: protecting should be the middle class. the president said. aiming a set of tax breaks. >> proposals made it's easier for families to get by. students to get ahead. for workers to retire. >> reporter: it came on a day of new poll confirmed americans topped concerns, jobs, the economy. >> about two out of event frooif unemployed workers in this country have been unemployed for over six months. we have never seen anything like that before. >> reporter: can the president convince americans relief is ahead? >> i think people care much more about results, about creation of jobs, about getting a handle of the deficit, rather than they do about the next -- >> the president of the united states. roup to americans, tomorrow night. >> this morning congress' budge i arms comes out with what's expected to be more bad news from rising deficits. even his allies acknowledge the president's spending freeze would only make a dent in it. live on capitol hill, brooke hart. >> thank you. >>> happening today, high sp
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Jan 23, 2010 7:00am EST
here in america. >>> bearing itll. remember lily? thousands have been watching and waiting for a hibernating bear to welcome her cubs. they have arrived. today is saturday, january 23rd, 2010. >>> good morning, everybody. i'm lester holt. >> i'm amy robach. we are glad to have you back. fantastic reporting. one of the hardest things to do. >> hardest thing i have ever done. awful, awful, awful. yet, at the same time, i came back with really inspiring stories. we will chat about it. a lot to tell you about including where things stand with the storms out west. they left behind december instruction, dangerous mud slides. izona, more than four feet of snow has fallen. it is not over yet. our team is spread throughout the west and we will meet the firefighter who risked his life and became a dog's best friend. it was all over cable yesterday. this dog and his rescuer. >> can't wait to see that. >>> against the odds, rescue workers still finding people in the rubble ten days after the earthquake. today it appears the search for survivors is coming to an end. would will have the latest
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Jan 18, 2010 7:00am EST
president. called "obama's america 2010 and beyond." can you give us a sense of what you guys will be talking about? >> i'm going to start off tonight leading with tom joiner from dallas, our radio talk show host. we're going to start off by talking about the promise of this president when he was elected. he told the first lady when he was running, why are you running, michelle asked barack obama as a candidate. why are you running? he said, because i'm going to change the prospects of this country for young people. the way we see ourselves as a country in terms of opportunity. 're going to see how well that promise has been delivered in the last year. >> chris matthews as always, thank you so much. >> thank you. >> you can watch tonight at 10:00 p.m. eastern on msnbc. >>> let's get a check of the other morn top stories right now. ann's off and hoda kotb is at the news desk. good morning to you. >> good morning, everybody. we begin here with afghanistan, where security forces are set to be back in control in kabul this morning after a deadly coordinated attack by militants. nbc's jim
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Jan 11, 2010 3:00am EST
kinds of crime. >> michael connolly is one of america's best selling crime novelists. in 1990 he was a newspaper reporter. but the media swarming all over the ron baker murder in the manson tunnel. >> there is possibility of cult and pentagrams, it just adds another dimension of, adds to it. local television had picked up the occult angle. >> channel 4 news learned he was involved in, both on and off the ucla campus. >> in fact, it was the one tantalizing detectives had to go on. there were no suspects but two people who had seen baker a few hours before he was killed. their roommates. >> the first thing we wanted to do -- perhaps pick up the tough guy look of his from his time in the military. he got a job as a part time security guard. duncan martinez on the other hand was very talkative, friendly. and he seemed very much at ease talking to the two cops. duncan had put in time as a marine, but as a roommate, he had a variety of odd jobs. they had been close friends for years. >> called several times and participated in a gathering. >> seem look a nice fellow? >> seemed like a nice gu
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